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'A Fish Rots From the Head Down': ZDNet is Managed by Microsoft Fans, Who Employ Other Microsoft Fans, So It's Not Really a News Site

Larry Dignan on Microsoft 2020
Larry Dignan on Microsoft 2019
Larry Dignan, Editor-in-Chief at ZDNet, who fired the "Open Source" section's team and scuttled the section



Summary: ZDNet in 2020 (and even in 2019) is little but Microsoft propaganda; ZDNet quit even pretending to be something other than agenda-peddling apparatus, where videos are inserted to promote the very opposite of any article's subject (the top story in the "LINUX" section at the moment is "New Windows 10 preview drops WSL2 Linux kernel, adds AMD nested virtualization" and articles about GNU/Linux are preceded by Nadella videos)

THE criticism of the ZDNet tabloid oughtn't be made personal; we've attempted to keep it as impersonal as possible. But the culprits are usually the same and they're all managed by the same person (their boss). That person knows who pays the bills and acts accordingly.



"Boycott ZDNet. Because ZDNet isn't a news site anymore; not even remotely."Suffice to say, regularly doing Microsoft podcasts does not contribute to the perception of objectivity and even the "LINUX" section is full of Microsoft and Windows (in 2020 it became totally laughable, hardly even believable). Back in the old days Paula and Dana ran an "Open Source" section, but Dana was fired by Dignan and Paula just vanished as well. Dana was prior to that redirected to another section, which no longer exists, perhaps setting him up for this outcome.

SJVN is still there, working for the 'genius' who wrote pieces like these one, along with other notorious Microsoft boosters like Ou.

Larry Dignan on Zune



Many others are still there; some worked for Microsoft, some still work for Microsoft, and several shadow for Microsoft. Several were hired after a track record of anti-Linux pieces. Natural selection when the goal is to make everything about Microsoft and even spike/censor pieces critical of Microsoft.

We've been saying it for months and we ought to say it again: Boycott ZDNet. Because ZDNet isn't a news site anymore; not even remotely.

"You want to infiltrate those. Again, there’s two categories. There’s those that are controlled by vendors; like MSJ; we control that. And there’s those that are independent. [...] So that’s how you use journals that we control. The ones that third parties control, like the WinTech Journal, you want to infiltrate."

--Microsoft's chief evangelist



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